A Texas cheerleader waves a giant Longhorns flag during an NCAA football game against Kansas on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Austin, Texas. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Texas adds Louisiana-Monroe, Wyoming, Texas State to future football schedules

Despite a close proximity, Longhorns and Bobcats have not played each other since 1930

Posted January 23rd, 2020

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Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte refuses to fill up future football schedules with FCS teams. The FBS-level Longhorns have not played a lower division team since 2006.

In that vein, Texas has reached an agreement to play a home game against Texas State in 2026, both schools announced Thursday. It’s a one-game agreement currently with no return date in San Marcos.

In 2026, Texas is already scheduled to host Ohio State (Sept. 12) and UT-San Antonio (Sept. 19). That season, assuming there are no changes, the Horns would have seven home games at Royal-Memorial Stadium.

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The two schools are located about a half-hour apart. But Texas and Texas State have played only once before; UT won 36-0 at home in 1930.

The Longhorns also announced two other non-conference schedule additions in the coming years.

Texas will play Louisiana-Monroe in the season opener in 2022. UT is also scheduled to play Alabama and UT-San Antonio that season. Wyoming was also added to the 2023 schedule. UT is scheduled to play Rice and then at Alabama also in non-conference.

With these additions, Texas’ football scheduling is now complete through the 2024 season.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

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